Slow internet made everyone worried in Pakistan
Are you having a problem with your internet connection? then you are not alone there is a large number of people who are also having the same problem with their internet connection.
PTCL and many other internet connections went down last night as submarine cables go offline. Due to this People started facing the problem with browsing. Social media users helped the most to spread this news in the whole country. #InternetDown has become the top trending hashtag on twitter, people are making fun of PTCL and sharing funny jokes. Here are the few tweets trending on the twitter,
PTCL ky be Platelets kam hogaye hain😂#InternetDown.
— Rana Hamid (@HamidYaqoob4) October 29, 2019
Me : Hello PTCL,net nhi chal raha?
PTCL : Let me check
Me : Waiting
PTCL : Sorry we can,t check
Me : Why?Home
PTCL : Hamara bhe nahi chal raha:-)
— Usama HaXhmi (@usamashahid143) October 29, 2019
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) responded instantly after the chaos in the whole country, In its tweet, PTCL said, “We regret to inform you that due to international submarine cable fault, internet services are impacted across Pakistan,”
PTCL added “Our technical teams are working on fully restoring internet services. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.”
After PTCL response, other institutions including Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) also tweeted,
Due to some fault in international submarine cables at around 5 pm today, users can face some problems in internet browsing quality. PTCL is working with international consortiums to rectify the fault and to determine the cause and exact location of the fault occured.
— PTA Pakistan (@PTAofficialpk) October 29, 2019
PIA’s tweet addressed the issue coming in their system due to the bad internet connection,
PTCL network is down due to damage to their underground cables causing outage of PIA Check-In systems across the country. We’re moving to backup systems & manual processes. We regret the inconvenience caused to our passengers due to the resulting delays. #PIACares @pid_gov #PIA
— PIA (@Official_PIA) October 29, 2019
In a press statement issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTCL) this morning, it has stated that the SMW-4 submarine cable has been fixed and internet connection is restored.